Our annual celebration concert recorded December 21, 2009 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA, USA. with: Peter Warren: bowed metal Heather Townsend: glass Thadd Comstock: metal & glass Randy Winchester: bowed metal Matt Samolis: flute Katt Hernandez: violin Grant Smith: percussion Vic Rawlings: cello David Michael Curry: viola Jane Wang: contrabass Bill Barclay: metal & glass In an evening of acoustic drone based improvisation. Topics: Drone, Cymbals, Just Intonation, Half Round Recordings, Samolis, meditative, acoustic, ambient,...
Free improvisational ensemble piece from the fourth annual Solstice Celebration at Third Life Studio in Somerville MA, recorded on Dec 21st, 2010. Bill Barclay, voice Valerie Thompson, cello Randy Pingrey, trombone Steve Norton, bass clarinet Matt Samolis, flute David Michael Curry, viola Tony Leva, contrabass Topics: improvisation, chamber, samolis, somerville, solstice, 2010
Excerpt from the Whitehaus Family Record festival "Weird Stalk Too" held at Temple on August 20-21, 2010 in Jamaica Plain MA (USA). Two sets overlapping, the first is duo improvisations between David Michael Curry on viola, cello, voice & musical saw, + Matt Samolis on assembled bowed cymbals & voice. The first set transitions into a graphic score realization by the trio Peace Loving (WFR artists Atom Foam, Kate Lee, Brian Ellis) at around 39 minutes into the recording. Topics: Weirdstalk too, drone, ambient, Whitehaus Family Record, Half Round recordings, Samolis, WFR, Peace...
The fourth annual M&G Solstice Concert. Recorded live at Third Life Studios, Somerville on Dec 21st, 2010. Peter Warren: bowed metal Randy Winchester: bowed metal, trombone Thadd Comstock: metal & glass Heather Townsend: glass, singing bowls Matt Samolis: flute, glass David Michael Curry: viola, saw Derek Beckvold: saxophone Randy Pingrey: trombone Valerie Thompson: cello Steve Norton: bass clarinet, milk glass Tony Leva: contrabass Jane Wang: contrabass Topics: drone ambient "just intonation" cymbals, Samolis improvisation, "Half Round...
Empty House Cooperative "Seven" is a document of one of the core trio's many gatherings. The titles are a play on words, mixing imagistic language to rhyme with the numbers, with "Seven" being both, as the number 7 is my secret soothing obsessive-compulsive fixation number. We've developed our unspoken "just do it and enjoy it" musical language over the 20 years since we began as Sunday jam sessions in 1996. I had a vision to invite musicians that I trusted or had... Topics: Empty House Cooperative, hinah, hinah series
The Empty House Cooperative began in 1997 with casual gatherings for brunch and music at David Michael Curry's apartment in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The limits of a conventional band setting led DMC to explore ideas of improvised music with like-minded friends, staying with no formula, but eventually growing into a moody flavor related to chamber music mixed with avant-garde noise-rock, with meditative tonal shadings. The music varies depending on who is playing... there... Topics: hinah, hinah series, Empty House Cooperative, Improvisational Music
The Metal Ensemble is a subset of the Metal and Glass Ensemble. Performers on this recording are: Randy Winchester & Thadd Comstock, bowed metal David Michael Curry, viola, pocket trumpet, & saw Steve Norton, bass clarinet Matt Samolis, flute This album is a recording of a live performance by The Metal Quintet on June 5, 2010. It was recorded by Thadd Comstock, Steve Norton and Matt Samolis. Post production by Matt Samolis. Cover photo by PresleyJesus / Martin Terber,... Topics: atmospheric, microtonal, instrumental, improvisation
Grizzler is a good times free improvising big band. Comprised of fifteen members (or so), all Boston Area based musicians, the ensemble was created in the fall of 2008. The music of Grizzler is a free flowing, spontaneous creation which has been developed with scientific methodology designed for maximum audience enjoyment. The song, with which the reader may be familiar, titled "we will rock you," was secretly dedicated to the band. Grizzler invites people large and small to hear with... Topics: improvisation, trip, soundbomb, noiseconsortium
Metal & Glass Ensemble is a Boston-based improvisational group with a rotating membership who create acoustic drone-based music with bowed cymbals and other metal objects, and glasses tuned to a just-intoned 23-note octave. This just scale, employing whole-number ratios akin to a natural harmonic overtone series, is the only formal tuning used in the group. The bowed metal generates its own shifting but interrelated pitch classes, while the instrumental players contribute using a variety of... Topics: orchestral, drone, meditative, microtonal, minimalism
Metal & Glass Ensemble is a Boston-based improvisational group with a rotating membership who create acoustic drone-based music with bowed cymbals and other metal objects, and glasses tuned to a just-intoned 23-note octave. This just scale, employing whole-number ratios akin to a natural harmonic overtone series, is the only formal tuning used in the group. The bowed metal generates its own shifting but interrelated pitch classes, while the instrumental players contribute using a variety of... Topics: orchestral, microtonal
In order to celebrate hinah's first birthday and Christmas at the same time, Empty House Cooperative kindly gave us this improvisational concert at a restaurant. It's likely to destabilize the listeners, but it will also enable them to discover the fascinating music of this band using the surrounding noises as a new musical parameter. - hinah http://www.hinah.com/catalog/?l=en&t=g&ref=hinahgift001 "I refer to these recordings as "dinner music" because we performed for... Topics: Empty House Cooperative, David Michael Curry, Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek, hinah, concert